CANCELLED. Apart from its scenic beauty and recreational amenities, Bromont Quebec is a superb example of the power of information and communications technology to positively transform communities. Thanks to major investments by IBM, Teledyne Dalsa and General Electric, what began as a four season resort town is now one of the most important ICT clusters in Canada. Today Bromont is rural community enjoying robust population and income growth.
It is also the site of C2MI – the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre. C2MI facilitates microsystems design and prototyping for an array of industrial sectors. It opened in 2011 following major investments by the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Bromont, the University of Sherbrooke and private sector partners IBM and Teledyne Dalsa. ITAC’s next Board of Governors’ Dinner and Board of Directors meeting will take place September 23 at C2MI in Bromont.
The visit also offers an excellent opportunity for ITAC members to tour C2MI and IBM’s Bromont plant. Inaugurated in 1972, the Bromont plant is the largest IBM semiconductor assembly and testing facility in the world. It represents Canadian manufacturing at its best. This award-winning plant employs a large team of highly-qualified people and is a leader in energy efficiency, recycling and environmental awareness.
The technology facilities in Bromont make it the northern compass point for the Champlain Valley technology cluster. This cluster is an important part of the economic development strategies of both Quebec and New York State. The achievements and aspirations of this cluster and Bromont’s role within it will be the featured topic at our Board of Governors’ Dinner.
Join us for a day exploring this exciting technology centre in the heart of Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships.*
* (If you are interested in extending your stay in the region contact Micheline Lepage for hotel and golf information. And if you are travelling from Toronto, Janet Tite can provide information about group transportation from P.E. Trudeau Airport.)
Schedule – September 23, 2014
11:00-12:00 IBM Bromont Plant Tour, 23 de l’Aeroport Blvd
1:30-4:00 pm ITAC Board Meeting
4:00-5:00 pm C2MI Tour, 45 de l’Aeroport Blvd.
5:00-5:30 pm Cocktail Reception C2MI
5:30-7:15 pm ITAC Board of Governors’ Dinner C2MI
To register, go here.